Nebraska Extension in Deuel & Garden Counties
4-H Youth Help Save the ButterfliesThrough the 4-H Ag Innovators Experience, youth to apply critical thinking and science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills to a real-world agriculture challenge.
Makerspaces Transform Rural CommunitiesA variety of creative and learning projects are within reach of rural Nebraskans at the traveling Library Innovation Studio, also known as makerspace, at the Bridgeport Public Library this summer.
Juntos 4-H Pilots in NebraskaA new program offered by Nebraska Extension aims to help the state’s Latino students reach high school graduation and attend college.
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In 2018, Garden County has optional livestock record books that can be completed and entered at the fair. These are due at 8:00 Saturday morning of the fair. No late record books will be excepted. Regardless of species, all age groups will compete for a cash prize. The top junior (8-10 yrs old) will receive $25, top intermediate (11-13 yrs old) will receive $50, and the top senior (14-18) will receive $75. You are encouraged to enter a book for each of your species. However, entering one for each species will only increase your chances at the top award because you have more options to choose from. We are looking for completeness and thoughtful answers!
By: Jessica Groskopf and Jim Jansen, Extension Educators
Preliminary results from the Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey released by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln revealed that Nebraska Panhandle agricultural land declined in value for the reporting year ending Feb. 1, 2018.
The average farmland value in the region is estimated to be $720 per acre. This is 5 percent lower than the prior year. This is the fourth consecutive year of market value decline.
The eight major types of land reported in the survey declined in value from 2017-18 across the state. In the Panhandle, gravity irrigated cropland saw the largest declines in value, dropping 8 percent. These losses however, were less than those experienced from 2016-17.